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  1. #1
    michaelhust NNTP User

    Default Changing icons


    Hi,

    some file extensions (like ".sxw" for old OpenOffice documents) have no
    icon (showing only the question mark). Under KDE3 I was able to change
    by using "Dateizuordnung" in the system settings (it's the german word,
    I don't know the name in the english version of KDE, perhaps something
    like "file extension links"), right clicking on the icon and choosing a
    new icon. Under KDE4 I can't right click on the icon .

    Does somebody know, how I can change the assigned icon to a file
    extension?

    Greetings

    Michael


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    Uwe Buckesfeld NNTP User

    Default Re: Changing icons

    Michael,

    if you change the associated application, the icon should change as well. It is supposed to work like in KDE3: Right click, Open With, Other. Select the new app and make the change permanent by checking that little box.

    Where does it fail?

    Uwe

  3. #3
    michaelhust NNTP User

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    Hi buckesfeld,

    the e.g. "sxw" file extension is associated with OpenOffice Writer. I
    tried to the association and afterwards adding a new association with
    OpenOffice Write, but this doesn't change the icon .

    Greetings

    Michael


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  4. #4
    MaarteOS NNTP User

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    As far as I know, if you right click on the file, application or
    shortcut to it, click on properties, and then select the icon, it will
    bring up a list of icons with which to substitute it with. It's
    certainly the way I've done things with both applications and files in
    KDE4.

    Try using Dolphin to browse to the file if you can't right click from
    the desktop.


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    michaelhust NNTP User

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    Hi MaarteOS,

    thanks for your answer. But also if I use try it in Dolphin as
    described by you, I can't click on the icon to change it. In KDE3 the
    icon is a highlighted and you can see that you can change it, whereas in
    KDE4 the icon isn't highlighted. These function seems to be blocked im
    my case.
    Does it work on your computer?

    Greetings

    Michael


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